$1M Bond For Man Accused In Ky Homeowners Shooting

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A Louisville man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor and wounding another at a homeowners association meeting has been ordered held on $1 million bond

A Louisville man accused of fatally shooting a neighbor and wounding another at a homeowners association meeting has been ordered held on $1 million bond.This photo provided by Louisville Metro Corrections shows Mahmoud Hindi. Police say a man shot and killed one person and critically injured another at a homeowners association meeting at an eastern Louisville church. Louisville police spokeswoman Alicia Smiley says the suspect was in custody after being subdued by a retired Louisville police officer who was attending the Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 meeting. Hindi, 55, is charged with murder, first-degree assault and seven counts of wanton endangerment, according to Louisville Metro Corrections, where he has been jailed.  Read more: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/1M-bond-for-man-accused-in-Ky-homeowners-shooting-3849688.php#ixzz25t5I2E3A

Fifty-five-year-old Mahmoud Yousef Hindi pleaded not guilty Saturday to charges of murder, assault and seven counts of wanton endangerment following the Thursday evening shooting. Dressed in a blue jail jumpsuit, he showed no emotion.

His attorney asked the judge for a much lower bond. Prosecutor Joe Martz objected calling Hindi "the epitome of danger to the community."

What specifically sparked the attack wasn't clear.

Police say, though, Hindi had a history of disputes with the homeowners group revolving around a fence that the association said didn't meet its height or design requirements in the upscale neighborhood of Spring Creek.

The association's attorney says that last year, Hindi sent a threatening letter about the dispute.